Difference between standard surgery and da vinci robotic surgery?
Da Vinci is a form of Laparoscopic Surgery where the Surgeon
sits at a remote consul to perform the operation. Because the skin
incisions are only large enough for the instruments to pass through
the small tube that penetrates the skin it is less traumatic than
regular Surgery with a shorter recovery time and minimal scaring.
The patient is draped in the standard manner and attended by the
Anesthesiologist with the Surgical Technologist remaining at the
patient's side throughout the operation to exchange tips on the
various laparoscopic instruments used during the case. The Surgeon
is able to control the inserted instruments from the remote consul
within the OR. As with all laparoscopic procedures the Surgeon and
sterile team must be ready to open the patient and convert to a
conventional open procedure if the required access is not
sufficient via this mode of Surgery or if complications occur.